The BBC has commissioned a new drama from former Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat – a miniseries called Inside Man, which sees two unlikely plotlines converging.
Inside Man is the story of a prisoner on death row in the US and a woman trapped in a cellar under an English vicarage: somehow, these seemingly-disparate elements come together in this 4-part drama.
Piers Wenger, Controller of Drama at the BBC, and former Executive Producer of Doctor Who, said:
“In our ongoing relationship with Steven and Sue [Vertue, Moffat’s producing partner at Hartswood Films], they sent us this mini-series which Steven had written on spec and we commissioned it instantly. The script is a page-turner and grips you from the outset, and Charlotte [Moore, BBC director of content] and I couldn’t resist bringing this story to BBC One.”
“On spec” means the story was written in its entirety before any other parties expressed interest in making it; think of it like writing something for a hobby then sending it to the BBC to see if they like it. Of course, that’s not strictly true – it’s produced by Hartswood, Moffat’s company, meaning he could at least guarantee that a production company would be interested.
Still, it’s Steven Moffat – we’re sure it’s going to be brilliant.
More news on Inside Man when we get it, as well as his other endeavours, including Sherlock and, almost certainly due on screens soon, Dracula co-written with Mark Gatiss.